Aside from two carved fieldstones, most of the burials here are marked with plain fieldstones. Burials have occurred here since 1776, with the last in 1832.
Benjamin Mead II (March 18, 1701-October 22, 1783) is interred here with his wife Martha Ferris (November 8, 1708-November 6, 1797). They were married November 18, 1728. Their plots are marked with common fieldstones. (S.P. Mead, 389)
The tall brownstone gravestones of Benjamin Mead III, Esq., died March 5, 1815 and Mary M. (Reynolds) Mead, who died on November 24, 1816, dominate the cemetery. The inscription on Mary's stone is mostly defaced; the stone for her husband is well preserved. (S.P. Mead, 389)
The earliest carved stone marks the grave of Whitman Mead, who died on January 29, 1795, aged 29 years. His epitaph reads: The body must ascend to earth above/ it came by the spirit to God who gave it.
David Mead (October 27, 1747-August 29, 1808) is interred here. He was the second son of Nathaniel Mead and Prudence Wood, a descendant of Jonas Wood, who immigrated to New England with the Plymouth Colonists. David Mead married Anna, eldest daughter of Benjamin Mead III and Mary Reynolds. According to Louise Celestia Mead Feltus in her book 'Our Two Centuries in North Greenwich, Connecticut 1728-1924,' David "was a cabinetmaker who learned his trade with the first people to do Chippendale work in this country." Feltus writes of "eight beautiful claw-foot chairs" that he made in the Benjamin Mead house, which was built in 1728. When he died, his wife willed the chairs to her sister Phebe. They, in turn, were given to descendants of Deacon Silas Hervey Mead and his wife Harriet. (Feltus, 6-7; Supplement, 1-2)
Theodoshe Mead died on October 11, 1827, aged 71 years, 2 months and 9 days. She was the second daughter of Benjamin Mead III and Mary M. Reynolds. On February 15, 1776, she married New York merchant Edmund Mead, a son of Jonas Mead and Sarah Ferris. He was mysteriously lost at sea on a voyage to the West Indies around 1798 on the vessel Sally. Theodoshe Mead returned to the family homestead and lived there for the remainder of her life. Her stone is adorned with a Chinese weeping willow tree and urn. Living specimens were imported from China, and American gravestone carvers quickly appropriated them as a symbol of mourning and lament. (Simerl, 26)